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Polar Bears, Penguins, and Pearls

sequinist pearlsSweater: &OS pearl sweater 

As it is New Years Day, and it is FREEZING where I am in Brittany, I thought doing a post with some Polar Bears and Penguins as a backdrop might be appropriate!  I promise that this will be my last post involving my haul from & Other Stories for a while (I did warn you that I find this store irresistible).

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polar bears pearls sequinist

I fell in love with this sweater at first sight.  I didn’t even need to try it on; I just handed it to my husband to hold on to while I ran around the store hyperventilating and grabbing things in my size.  It has lovely, elegant, bell-sleeves and a slightly cropped waist, thus making it an entirely different silhouette from every other sweater I own (and providing me with the perfect justification for buying it).  I love the classic winter white colour.  And the PEARLS! …or “quiet sequins” as I am starting to think of them.  Pearls are EVERYWHERE on Instagram and blogs lately (and probably in magazines too, I just don’t read them as often), and I think a sweater like this is an ideal way to participate in the trend, but won’t look dated in a year.  There is a real Japanese-style tranquility about this sweater (I know, that sounds overly dramatic for something made of yarn and plastic pearls, but that is how it makes me feel).

I am usually much more of a sequins and crystals kind of gal, but I’m really enjoying this wintery pearl-festooned sweater.  I’ve worn it with jeans, with a simple pencil skirt, and here with a pair of skinny black trousers (which is how I think it works best, to emphasise the boxy cropped shape on top).

So, from the Polar Bears, Penguins, and Me… Happy New Year!  I hope 2015 is a year which brings a little peace and harmony to the world, and much happiness and love to all of you.

camelia gloves pearls Gloves: 25 Janvier

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polar bears sequinist Sunnies: Karen Walker Super Duper Photography: Lottie Anderson

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  • Reply
    Little Red
    January 1, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    Love! I would actually look forward to cold winter weather for a sweater like that.

    • Reply
      January 19, 2015 at 8:04 PM

      Yeah, the best thing about winter is definitely the clothes, Little Red.

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